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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:46 pm

r6_philly wrote:
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Dean Asha wrote:It really depends on the faculty members reading your file. Some faculty are sticklers for the LSAT or your undergrad GPA. Some are more into your story. Some care only about what your recommenders say, because they feel that every other part of your application has been doctored. Some read every LSAT writing sample, and swear by it. It really depends on the combo of faculty reviewing your application which factors matter most.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


All I can say is I have difficulty reading mine. Maybe I can submit an addendum and a transcript of what I wrote? :D


Haha I have NO RECOLLECTION of what mine was about.

::checks LSAC::

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: National Parks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:02 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:Haha I have NO RECOLLECTION of what mine was about.

::checks LSAC::

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: National Parks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I wrote about "reserviors". The entire writing sample. Every time, "reservior".

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:07 pm

r6_philly wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:Haha I have NO RECOLLECTION of what mine was about.

::checks LSAC::

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: National Parks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I wrote about "reserviors". The entire writing sample. Every time, "reservior".


EL OH EL, sorry philly!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:17 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:Haha I have NO RECOLLECTION of what mine was about.

::checks LSAC::

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: National Parks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I wrote about "reserviors". The entire writing sample. Every time, "reservior".


EL OH EL, sorry philly!


I'm fairly confident that my LSAT writing sample will put me over the top at Yale. I basically proved that country 1 was superior :P.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby artemis178 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:19 pm

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:27 pm

Knock wrote:
I'm fairly confident that my LSAT writing sample will put me over the top at Yale. I basically proved that country 1 was superior :P.


My logic is good, if anyone can read through it.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:29 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
I'm fairly confident that my LSAT writing sample will put me over the top at Yale. I basically proved that country 1 was superior :P.


My logic is good, if anyone can read through it.


Haha, i'm just kidding. I was pretty drained after the LSAT, but I still tried to take the writing sample seriously.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:42 pm

The WANGS!!! My essay contains such insightful statements as "will long remember memories from camp." I pretty much say the same thing over and over. What can I say, that last logic games section wiped me out. At least I didn't notice any misspelled words. Sorry, r6.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:57 pm

Also, I read the sample from the first time I took the LSAT. I used the word "inconvenience" like fifty times in both essays, even though the two topics were wildly different and I took the tests two years apart. Not sure what that says about me, other than that I need to get a thesaurus.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:59 pm

:x

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:03 pm

juliachild-ish wrote:Also, I read the sample from the first time I took the LSAT. I used the word "inconvenience" like fifty times in both essays, even though the two topics were wildly different and I took the tests two years apart. Not sure what that says about me, other than that I need to get a thesaurus.


You were really annoyed at the inconvenience of being asked to do a totally pointless task at the end of a grueling 3 hour test.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby notanumber » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:09 pm

juliachild-ish wrote:Also, I read the sample from the first time I took the LSAT. I used the word "inconvenience" like fifty times in both essays, even though the two topics were wildly different and I took the tests two years apart. Not sure what that says about me, other than that I need to get a thesaurus.


Your alt reminds me. My LSAT essay included a long and drawn out paragraph comparing Julia Child to Chef Boyardee. The question was something about art and originality. I also spent awhile hating on Thomas Kinkade and later seasons of the Simpsons.

Which is to say I suspect that the writing sample, if used at all, is primarily to check for complete sentences and basic command of English.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:10 pm

notanumber wrote:
Which is to say I suspect that the writing sample, if used at all, is primarily to check for complete sentences and basic command of English.


So do I have it?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby notanumber » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:17 pm

r6_philly wrote:
notanumber wrote:
Which is to say I suspect that the writing sample, if used at all, is primarily to check for complete sentences and basic command of English.


So do I have it?


Well... just hope that your handwriting is difficult to decipher :wink:

If it makes you feel better, I misspelled several parts of my CV. I also used a personal statement lauding YLS in an application to a rival school and was still accepted there. :lol:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:21 pm

notanumber wrote:
Well... just hope that your handwriting is difficult to decipher :wink:


Well I was foreign, so my handwriting is ... different at best.

If it makes you feel better, I misspelled several parts of my CV. I also used a personal statement lauding YLS in an application to a rival school and was still accepted there. :lol:


I wonder how many people do this. I also did this at one school last year (accepted this year) and one this year (still waiting). But like you, I referred to a better school, so maybe it helps more than hurts lol

I am jealous, seriously. I think we'd be good drinking buddies. Last year's thread was a such a good time. Although it's starting to feel like that if we keep it up.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dbrddr » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:53 pm

Didn't even finish my LSAT writing sample. Ran out of
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:16 am

notanumber wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
notanumber wrote:
Which is to say I suspect that the writing sample, if used at all, is primarily to check for complete sentences and basic command of English.


So do I have it?


Well... just hope that your handwriting is difficult to decipher :wink:

If it makes you feel better, I misspelled several parts of my CV. I also used a personal statement lauding YLS in an application to a rival school and was still accepted there. :lol:


Lol, that other school was like, "this person likes YLS that much, clearly they are very smart, accept!!!"

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:54 am

Knock wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:Haha I have NO RECOLLECTION of what mine was about.

::checks LSAC::

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: National Parks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I wrote about "reserviors". The entire writing sample. Every time, "reservior".


EL OH EL, sorry philly!


I'm fairly confident that my LSAT writing sample will put me over the top at Yale. I basically proved that country 1 was superior :P.


I can't even remember which country I argued for. And yes, I am too lazy to go check.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby ilovemulch » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:02 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
Knock wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
EL OH EL, sorry philly!


I'm fairly confident that my LSAT writing sample will put me over the top at Yale. I basically proved that country 1 was superior :P.


I can't even remember which country I argued for. And yes, I am too lazy to go check.


haha I of course had to check...I argued country 1 too, lol. Oh but I didn't apply to Y so shouldnt be in this thread, sorry! GL you guys!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:05 am

ilovemulch wrote:
haha I of course had to check...I argued country 1 too, lol. Oh but I didn't apply to Y so shouldnt be in this thread, sorry! GL you guys!


I am still tinkering with my 250. Sadly, I cannot get it just the way I want. Not much more time to work, though.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dot » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:43 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
ilovemulch wrote:
haha I of course had to check...I argued country 1 too, lol. Oh but I didn't apply to Y so shouldnt be in this thread, sorry! GL you guys!


I am still tinkering with my 250. Sadly, I cannot get it just the way I want. Not much more time to work, though.


I think this is how many people feel about their 250s. I certainly did. At a certain point, I just had to say, "ok, you've been trying to improve this for weeks, if not months... time to suck it up, save and send it off." (after proof-reading 10 more times, of course!)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:48 am

notanumber wrote:
juliachild-ish wrote:Also, I read the sample from the first time I took the LSAT. I used the word "inconvenience" like fifty times in both essays, even though the two topics were wildly different and I took the tests two years apart. Not sure what that says about me, other than that I need to get a thesaurus.


Your alt reminds me. My LSAT essay included a long and drawn out paragraph comparing Julia Child to Chef Boyardee. The question was something about art and originality. I also spent awhile hating on Thomas Kinkade and later seasons of the Simpsons.

Which is to say I suspect that the writing sample, if used at all, is primarily to check for complete sentences and basic command of English.


Your essay sounds great! Anyone who uses Chef Boyardee in a LSAT essay deserves to go to Yale...and Yale obviously agreed.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:41 am

SWEEP THE LEG, YALE! SWEEP THE LEG! GET IT OVER WITH!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Any news?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby JeNeRegretteRien » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:00 pm

r6_philly wrote:Any news?


Cricket... Cricket....




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